Guilting is manipulation
To guilt someone is manipulation
To guilt or manipulate is a sin
Thomas H Czech
December 18, 2010
To guilt someone into doing what you want is manipulation; which is wrong!
This could be the end of this blog, but I think I should go deeper into what can be construed as being manipulation.
Have you ever heard someone say, “If you love me you would…” or “If you really cared, you would…”.
Those words are what some people use to guilt someone into doing what they want, or to get their own way, that is manipulation in its simplest form.
The fact of the matter is, if one truly cares about the other person, then that person would not try to guilt the other or manipulate as it were, to get their own way or have the person do what they want.
In New King James Version of the bible 2Corinthians 11:14 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Why does Satan transform? He does it to deceive, and why does he want to deceive? He wants to deceive all mankind in order to manipulate us all so that he can do with us whatever he wants.
So with this scripture alone we know that manipulation is a sin.
But let us not merely believe that Satan tries to deceive and manipulate, let us understand that people do the same, they come to us pretending to be good or nice and have good intentions, but they do not. They want to get close to us to harm us in some evil way; they will even try to play one against the other in order to bring strife and division to couples and families, sometimes for no reason at all, but for their own sick enjoyment because they are led by Satan to bring destruction.
The same can be true in the church. Matthew 7:15 (New King James Version)
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. There are people in the church who do the same, they pretend to be God fearing, Jesus worshiping people, but behind the scene, away from the pastor they behave in worldly manners, with venomous tongues and evil desires they go about their daily lives, until Sunday comes around, they dress in fine clothes and paste on fake smiles and even sing the songs, but the truth is that Jesus sees it all. The sad thing is that they hurt so many people. Some of them use the name of Jesus to control people. “Jesus wants you to do…” or “Jesus told me that you…” and so on. All in the name of guilting or manipulating people within the church.
We know that guilting people at all or for any reason is manipulation, we know that manipulation is a sin. We also know that the days of such evil are written in the Word of God which tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 (New King James Version)16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. The scripture comes directly from God Himself.
Let’s read 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (New King James Version) 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
From such people we are to turn away. I despise manipulation; it makes me feel as if I was thrown into a pit of the filthiest, vilest thing which one’s mind can think of. I know when someone is trying to manipulate and I want to run away as fast and as far as I can, because I know it is coming from Satan
People who do such things are lovers of self and do not care about you or me, or anyone else for that matter.
Interesting isn’t it. To witness these last days where such behaviour is rapidly gaining momentum. It is the end time prophecies coming to fruition. Make your lives right with God, put on the full armour of God so that you may be strong, encouraged, protected and ready for battle. Ephesians 6:13-18 (New King James Version)13 Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Let me say one last thing, even though we are living in the end times, even though so many people are working for Satan we can be encouraged in what we are told in Matthew 6:25 For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
©Thomas H Czech, 2010
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